Opinion

Gov. Kasich decision on guns prudent

Editorial

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was absolutely correct in his reaction to calls, some from law enforcement, that he suspend a state law on firearms during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.A substantial number of people of all ideological persuasions, noting state law allows anyone to carry ...

Convention should be very interesting

Editorial

What's happening politically in Cleveland isn't so unprecedented.A moderate and a conservative candidate clashed for the GOP nomination and a dump-the-nominee movement ensued, fizzled and led to the eventual support of the nomination winner, who didn't go on to win the election.The year was ...

Don’t add risk to police jobs

Editorial

Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. When it is directed at the peacemakers, it harms us all in a very direct way.It has been said of the men and women in law enforcement that they "have targets on ...

Withholding vital health information

Editorial

Health officials have expressed concern about increases in transmission of some diseases by those who share hypodermic needles to use illicit drugs. HIV and hepatitis C have been specified as special worries.Knowing how serious the problem is might do a lot to convince substance abusers to mend ...

Check diplomats’ lapses in security

Editorial

It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is doing it.As many a parent has had to explain to a teenager, the fact other people are engaging in ...

Pokemon welcome

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:From all reports, we are about to embark on a new phenomenon, craze or experience. As for me, I have to scroll down a long way to find my year of birth when requested on those computer questionnaires. That is another way of saying I have seen many such fads come and go. Society has ...

Improving public schools in Ohio

Editorial

Imagine reading that during a two-year period, 14 schools in Ohio were closed because they were not doing a good enough job for students. Shocking, right?Believe it. The numbers have been confirmed by state officials in a published report.Did we forget to mention these were and are charter ...

thanks Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local establishment for harassing a gentleman by telling him he had to leave because someone complained of him wearing a catheter bag that could barely be seen under his clothes.SPANKS, writes a reader, to those businesses that hire those who are financially-secure ...

Actions of hacker served no justice

Editorial

Surely Jefferson County residents, especially those in law enforcement, have had enough of accusations they as a community tried to cover up the rape of a 16-year-old girl nearly four years ago. They did not, as local residents understand.But that did not deter the attorney for a computer ...

Helping dropouts

Editorial

Education officials in Ohio and West Virginia have received a blunt reminder of the importance of finding high school dropouts and helping them.National unemployment statistics from the Labor Department indicate the economy is all but stalled in terms of job creation.But numbers for Americans ...